Democracy And Dissent
The Challenge of International Rule Making
Frank Vibert, Visiting Fellow, ESRC Centre for the Analysis of Risk and Regulation, London School of Economics and Founder Director, European Policy Forum – a London based think tank, UK
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Frank Vibert examines the fundamental issues involved in attempts to rethink international institutions and their rule making procedures. He analyses the basic problems with the existing system and the main approaches to its reform.
Contents: Introduction 1. ‘How False were our Postulates’ 2. Managing Strain – Styles of International Rule Making 3. Analytic Frameworks 4. The Choice of Venue 5. The Choice of Instruments 6. The Sources of Failure 7. Diagnosing the Democratic Deficit 8. Challenge Systems and the Rule Makers 9. Dissonance and Democracy 10. Conclusions Appendix A: Transaction Costs and Styles of Organising Appendix B: Definitions of Selected Cognitive Terms Bibliography Index